Four Dead in House Fire
A HOUSE FIRE SUNDAY NIGHT IN MACON County, Tennessee, killed the three elderly occupants and a 55-yr.-old neighbor who had entered the house in an attempt to rescue the occupants.
The fire was reported around 7 pm to the Lafayette Fire Department and the first-in units found the house fully involved.
The three residents are believed to be a married couple and the wife's sister. The Associated Press is reporting that authorities said the rescuer got the couple to the front door and went back looking for the wife's sister, but did not get out. Arriving firefighters were able to pull the couple from the burning home, but they did not survive. Firefighters later recovered the sister's body, but the neighbor is still missing in the rubble as the entire house has burned down.
WSMV-TV Ch. 4 Nashville filed this good video report from the scene:
The fire investigators began their work this morning. The Sheriff Dept. has not yet publicly released the victims' names.
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